Criminal Appeals

Criminal Appeals: Skilled Criminal Appeal Lawyers in Vancouver BC

When it comes to criminal appeal matters, Vayeghan Litigation stands as your dedicated ally. Our accomplished team is committed to representing individuals seeking to appeal their criminal convictions. With a profound commitment to achieving justice, our firm is equipped to navigate the appellate process. Members of our firm have represented clients at all levels of court in Canada, including the BC Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. 

Guiding You Through the Criminal Appeals Process

At Vayeghan Litigation, we provide skilled guidance through the intricacies of criminal appeals in Canada, meticulously evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each case. Our approach to criminal appeals is comprehensive, addressing various situations that may include:

  • Appealing a Guilty Verdict: For those convicted in criminal trials, we scrutinize trial records for legal errors that could overturn the verdict.
  • Bail and Detention Reviews: We assist clients in reviewing bail decisions, advocating for fair conditions or challenging continued detainment.
  • Sentence Appeals: If a sentence appears unduly harsh or unjust, we argue for reduction or setting aside of these penalties.

The appeal process typically requires us to order and examine court transcripts from prior hearings. Our meticulous review aims to pinpoint errors to present on appeal. In some cases, we pursue the submission of “Fresh Evidence” — critical evidence previously unavailable during the trial — to the appellate court’s consideration.

Deadlines for appeals are strict, making timely consultation with our team crucial to preserving your right to appeal. With Mr. Vayeghan’s results-oriented approach, you benefit from our team’s unique experience, working relentlessly to provide the strongest defense and uphold your rights within the appellate system. Contact us immediately to secure your appeal with Vayeghan Litigation.

Vayeghan Litigation – Advocates for Appellate Justice

Our firm’s founder, a former BC Crown Prosecutor, brings a wealth of experience to the realm of criminal appeals. Having worked on sensitive criminal appeals destined for the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada, he brings a unique perspective to the appellate process. Mr. Vayeghan holds a Master’s of Law degree from Columbia Law School in New York City,  where he delved into a comparative exploration of American and Canadian criminal law, fostering an intricate understanding of multifaceted constitutional and legal intricacies that profoundly benefit his appellate practice.

Mr. Vayeghan’s extensive knowledge of Canadian criminal law and his published works on Canadian sexual assault law underscore his prowess in the field. This background, combined with his dedication to securing justice, positions him as a skilled litigator who can navigate the complexities of appellate court proceedings.

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  • R. v. A.M. (2023) Case

    Client faced severe charges of sexual assault, assault by choking, and uttering threats, with the potential for a long-term jail sentence if convicted. The case proceeded to a weeks-long trial before a jury in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, involving high stakes for the client. After an intense three-day cross-examination of the complainant, the jury returned a unanimous verdict: Not Guilty on all charges.

    Client fully acquitted after trial

  • R. v. S.S. (2023)

    In a complex case involving multiple allegations of serious sexual assault, the matter was set for a a jury trial in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Recognizing what was at stake, Mr. Vayeghan took a strategic, results-oriented approach. The Firm engaged in months-long negotiations with the Crown, successfully identifying weaknesses in their case. Ultimately, all sexual assault charges were dropped in favor of a Peace Bond, allowing our client to avoid a criminal record.

    Peace Bond Imposed. No Criminal Record. Sexual Assault Charges Dropped.

  • R. v. S.R. (2023)

    Client was charged with a significant drug trafficking offense in British Columbia, with the potential for a lengthy jail sentence. Our legal team engaged in an extensive Charter challenge, questioning the validity of the police search and arrest procedures. Following comprehensive negotiations with the Crown, a Stay of Proceedings was directed on all charges.

    All charges dropped, Stay of Proceedings issued.

  • X. v. Canada (2023)

    Client fleeing political persecution for leading a mass protest campaign against the governing military dictatorship of her home country. Client sought political asylum in Canada

    Client is successful in her asylum claim. Asylum Granted.

  • R. v. J.L. (2022)

    Client facing a serious allegation of aggravated assault. Client at risk of a long-term jail sentence if convicted. Matter proceeded to trial before a judge and jury at the Supreme Court of British Columbia. During a lengthy trial, the jury heard arguments on self-defence.

    Acquittal: Jury Finds Client Not Guilty of Aggravated Assault. No Criminal Record.

  • B.C. Securities Commission v. J. V. (2021)

    Client accused of participating in a multi-million dollar fraud scheme involving international market manipulation. Through extensive negotiations with the Director of the BC Securities Commission, client walked away with a minimal fine and no criminal law

    No Criminal Record.


  • A huge thank you to Mo Vayeghan who worked as my lawyer on multiple cases. Mo Vayeghan goes above and beyond for his clients, working overtime to provide the best possible outcomes. Mo is incredibly knowledgeable about the legal justice system and provides the upmost professional advice and support, paying close attention to every detail of the case. I would like to personally thank Mo for his hard work and dedication, as he successfully got all of my charges dropped before a trial started. I wish you the best and thank you for your time! I would highly suggest Mo Vayeghan to anybody looking for a great defence lawyer.


  • Yalda Kazemi is one of the best and most reliable in Canada. I am very happy that I can speak my mind here. Mrs. Kazemi is so patient, persistent, compassionate and honest that she was like a support for me and she defended me and gave me a new life. You are unique, Ms. Kazemi, in the true sense of a human being in every sense


  • I wanted to say a few things about MO ???? screaming his name & shouting to all he is hands down the most professional & efficient lawyer. I would without a doubt recommend Mo Vayeghan . I appreciate him and the work he has done not only is he caring he also gets the job done. He took the time to listen He brought hope to our family & I will always be grateful THANKS Melissa & Hasler


  • Unfortunately I was in need of legal assistance in a serious Criminal offence which could put my entire life in jeopardy. I was referred to multiple lawyers till I met Moe, he’s knowledgeable and knows the procedures, patience is key as any sort of legal matter will take time to be taken care of in the most easiest and cleanest way, and Moe is the right man for this job. Thanks Moe I owe you big time!


  • I would like to thank Mrs. Yalda Kazem Shirazi. These words are not enough to describe my happiness and gratitude with Yalda. She is a very smart and calm lawyer, firm, expert, reliable, knowledgeable. One of the best lawyers I have seen. She handled my case with ease and the process went very smoothly. I really appreciate her and am glad to have worked with her on my case. I highly recommend Ms. Yalda Kazem Shirazi as your lawyer.

    N. D.

  • I wanted to thank Mr. Vayeghan, he is one of the best and most professional in their work, I have worked with many lawyers, but I can boldly say that by far they are one of the most responsible lawyers I have ever seen, kind, responsible, with Ethics, accessibility, professionalism, hard work and right workI am very happy with my choice and I offer everyone the experience of working with them. In fact, accompanying them on the way to work is like having an encouraging close family.


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